Mark Elder

Years of coaching: 12; 3 with HAAC

Years of swimming: I began competitive swimming when I was 6 years old

My coaching philosophy is pretty basic: To have a positive environment that encourages student athletes to learn and develop as swimmers and individuals in and out of the pool; to swim every workout, set and event and stroke with purpose and intensity; and to teach respect and good sportsmanship for fellow teammates, as well as, competitors.